All the people in Korea are cheering me like I’m a gold medalist or something, so I have a responsibility to my country.
Before ‘Gangnam Style’ I was not a good attitude artist.
Everything moves way too fast.
Gangnam is a certain territory in Korea that’s noble in daytime and going crazy at nighttime, so I described a lady and gentleman.
I cannot learn creation from other people, I’ve got to do it myself.
I don’t call this success. This is a phenomenon. This is not made by me. It’s made by people.
I don’t know why, but I think there are a lot of Asian singers who try to act American. I’m not an American, so it wouldn’t make sense for me to act like one.
I don’t play games at all. I only play physical games but I cannot tell you any details.
I don’t think this dance is suitable for weddings. This is not a formal dance, this is a cheesy dance! But still, I appreciate that.
I feel weird about all the fans because they are so worldwide. I cannot really believe it yet.
I just made my album. I did my best. And I uploaded the video just to ‘YouTube.’ That was all.
I just wanted to be in front of people. I always enjoyed that when I was a kid.
I like the word artist, but I don’t like the word artist inside my house. When the shows are done I just want to go home and be myself.
I love to listen to everything.
I need to show the world that my final goal is to perform huge concerts like Madonna.
I spent like a month to find the horse dance.
I try to dress classy and dance cheesy.
I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world.
I’m a bit jealous. Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world.
I’m drinking. It’s my biggest hobby.
I’m not that good looking. That’s why ‘Gangnam Style’ works. If someone handsome uses that phrase it’s just awkward. But if someone like me uses it, it’s funny.
My original name is Jae-Sang Park, so it’s totally different.
My lifetime role model and hero is Freddie Mercury of Queen.
People who are actually from Gangnam never proclaim that they are – it’s only the posers and wannabes that put on these airs and say that they are ‘Gangnam Style’. So this song is actually poking fun at those kinds of people who are trying so hard to be something that they’re not.
The world’s most famous and popular language is music.
There’s a lot of variety of musicians in Korea. I cannot say they are the best in the world, but I can say that Korean artists are really dynamic artists, so I am going to show that from now on.
There’s no time to be bored. I’m so busy doing the horse dance.
To the U.S. and the world, I’m just known as some funny song and some funny music, some funny video guy. But in Korea I’m doing one of the biggest concerts; it’s not a dance music concert. I’m playing with the band, so I change my every song to a rock song. I’m going to do some concerts later so you’re going to see that.
Unexpectedly, I’m here now, so I need to let all the U.S. marketers know that Asians are not different. We are all the same.
When I arrived, immigration asked me if they could learn how to do the dance.
When I was in college I was young and stupid so I thought I cannot learn creative things from other people like professors. I taught myself. Nowadays sometimes I regret, but things worked out ok.